Kokomo Jr., America's Favorite TV Chimpanzee
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About Kokomo Jr., TV Chimpanzee

Kokomo Jr.'s TV career spanned the 50's, 60's, 70's, and early 80's, with appearances on many major network TV shows, such as The Today Show with Dave Garroway, The Tonight Show with Jack Paar, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Steve Allen Show, To Tell The Truth, and The Candid Camera Show with Allen Funt.

Over the years, Kokomo Jr. has been privileged to meet and/or perform with many various stars, such as Buddy Hackett, Joey Bishop, Diahann Carroll, Phyllis Diller, Merv Griffin, Red Buttons, Tony Bennett, and Jack Benny, to name a few.

In addition, Kokomo Jr. has done a considerable amount of work for many non-profit organizations, including The Leukemia Society of America, The American Heart Association, The March of Dimes, The American Cancer Society, and Mayor Daley's Citizens For A Cleaner Chicago.

In 1982, Kokomo Jr. and his best friend Nick Carrado retired from show business and started another business, Monkey Packaging Tape, which presently specializes in providing businesses with shipping room supplies nationwide.

Nick, Nancy and Kokomo Jr. are presently making available, for sale to the public, various items of interest, such as T-shirts, hats and ties, Kokomo Jr.'s paintings, and the Kokomo Jr. TV film series, which consists of 26 five-minute shorts that can be used for fillers by cable and TV program directors on a 2-year lease basis.

Check out these links for more information and pictures...

  • Kokomo Jr. makes headlines when he says "Mama" on TV

  • Kokomo Jr. paints - with a brush

  • Kokomo Jr.'s history and career
  • Celebrities that Kokomo Jr. has worked with or met
  • Kokomo Jr. in TV and film
  • Kokomo Jr.'s volunteer & charity work
  • Memorabilia from the past
  • Other highlights